Tag Archives: Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

The Power of the Girl Scout Cookie Program

A Girl Scout recent study found that, through the cookie program, girls learn skills they can apply to everyday life. 85% increased their money management skills as they developed budgets, took cookie orders, and handled customers’ money. 83% developed business ethics, learning to … Continue reading

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Be a Smart Cookie

Crunch Time Know your cookies! Get familiar with the names, flavors, and ingredients of the different types of cookies. Many people have food allergies, so it’s good to know which cookies do not contain nuts, gluten, or dairy. Wear the Uniform Wear … Continue reading

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Cookie Selling Safety

It’s always good to know the Ten Basic Cookie Program Safety Guidelines to ensure that Girl Scouts and Girl Scout volunteers can sell cookies safely while having tons of fun! Show you’re a Girl Scout Wear your Girl Scout membership pin … Continue reading

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5 Skills and the Girl Scout Leadership Program

#1 Goal Setting I know I can do it! We’re all about trying new things and having fun, and selling Girl Scout cookies is about both. Girls work together to set team goals for the season—perhaps to donate to local … Continue reading

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How Do Cookie Proceeds Benefit Girls?

The Girl Scout Cookie Program   is vital to GSCI’s mission of building girls of courage,  confidence, and character. How the Cookie Crumbles – $4.00 per box $0.54 per box – troop profit and bonus $0.24 per box – girl recognitions $0.96 per … Continue reading

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Not Just a Box of Cookies

There’s more to Girl Scout cookies than what’s in the box. When a Girl Scout sells you cookies, she’s building a lifetime of skills and confidence. She learns goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics – 5 … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to “DIVE IN” to GSCI Fall Products with this Year

The Fall Product Program is a great way for troops to earn money early in the Girl Scout year. This is especially true for new troops who need start-up supplies. There are numerous ways that your troop can earn money through … Continue reading

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Help Your Girl Shine!

Here are five ways you can give your girl with her confidence and relationship skills a boost as she heads back to school: Let her know it’s ok to put her hand up. Encourage her to speak up when she needs … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Volunteer Appreciation Week

Volunteer: a person who does work without getting paid to do it. Merriam-Webster makes the word seem easily interpreted,as if it’s the most simple concept.  But at Girl Scouts, we know that volunteerism is not so easily interpreted, and it … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Cookie Program Builds a Lifetime of Skills

Did you know the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world? The Girl Scout Cookie Program produces $790 million dollars in annual sales with 200 million cookie packages a year to more than 50 million … Continue reading

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